Fuorisalone, design report - Milan Design Week 2015

Fuorisalone, design report – Milan Design Week 2015

This year, as each year gone, Milan Design week was larger than ever. The abundance of design in Birmingham’s sister city is entirely unavoidable. The scope of diversity, in scale, material, style and execution, is awe inspiring. For one week only the whole of the design world is in Milan – except this year. This […]

Frank Golding

Our clothes will soon be mobile power devices and TV screens says former Google guru

“Wearable devices will soon transform our entire bodies into power sources”, a former Google boss will tell an annual digital media conference at Birmingham City University next week. Former Google director Frank Golding will join BBC Future Media director Ralph Rivera and radio futurologist James Cridland at Rethink Media on Wednesday 18 March to discuss the technologies set […]

Business by design

Birmingham Made Me hosting Design Council’s Summit

Birmingham City University has announced it will host Design Council’s Leading Business by Design Summit as part of the Birmingham Made Me Design Expo in June. This one-day national manufacturing event will explore how the strategic use of design, creativity and new technology can support and drive innovation in the UK. The event aims to […]

BMM14 – Supporting the March of the Midlands Makers

The third annual Birmingham Made Me Design Expo showed off some great Midlands innovation and design last week, 19th November, at Millennium Point as part of Global Entrepreneurship week. Professor Mark Hart, Enterprise Research Centre, Aston Business School, reminded us that our key focus should really not be solely around start-ups as much as in […]


CBI keeps eyes on Growth and Well Being, Urging Government to do the Same

Speaking earlier this week at the inaugural CBI Midlands dinner, held at the Hilton Metropole, Mike Wright, Chairman, CBI West Midlands introducing John Cridland, Director General, CBI, highlighted the importance of EU export markets to the Midlands given our prowess in advanced manufacturing and engineering commenting on how an EU referendum might impact on the […]

Beverley Nielsen’s Blog

Beverley Nielsen’s blog – a review of design, innovation and creative cultures and how they make a positive contribution to our society and competitiveness.

James Plant | “Plant” For Success

Everyone knows the big designer names, especially in the fashion industry. However, there is a pool of other designer goods and services that don’t get the same attention. It is a hard fact; one does not have it easy as a designer.There are those lucky few who manage to get out of the crowd and […]

Bham Made Me Burman Bears

Angela Burman | The Healing Power Of Bears

When we were kids, most of us have probably had a special teddy which we adored unconditionally. We were comforted by its friendship and loyalty, soft fur and fluffy appearance. We shared all our childhood dreams and secrets. Have you ever thought where it could be now? Storage room, charity container or maybe at your […]

Sara Page | The Art Of The Table

The way your kitchen looks says as much about you as your shoes! There are different approaches to decoration. Following trends with the way we dress is easy and sometimes inevitable while when decorating and choosing furniture we depend on a more personal and familiar sense of fashion. The kitchen is a place of creativity. […]

Monique Lee Millinery | Light Your Hat With a Clap!

What kind of image comes in mind when you think of… hats? For some, imagination might travel them back to the nineteen century when ladies’ hat fashion started flourishing. Just think about those romantic ladies with flowers and ribbons on their hats, what a lovely image. Others might be more practical and picture cozy knitted […]